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"A [Match] For You" Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

5.6 x 3.2 x .9 cm (2 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

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Cite this object as

"A [Match] For You" Matchsafe; USA; silver, enamel; 5.6 x 3.2 x .9 cm (2 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-107

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: The Revolutions of 1848.

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